Privacy Policy

Last Updated: 05/20/2024

Croke Fairchild Duarte & Beres LLC (“CFDB”, “us”, “we” or “our”) is committed to protecting privacy. This Privacy Notice (“Notice”) describes how we collect, use, share, or otherwise process personal information in the course of operating our business, particularly through our interactions with individuals (“you, or “your”) at marketing or educational events and through our website located at (“Site”). “Personal Information” as used in this Notice is defined as information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with you or your household.

Please note that this Notice does not govern our collection, use, and processing of information and data that is provided to us in the course of legal representation and related communications, which are governed by applicable state ethical rules, guidelines, and our client agreements.

Providing Personal Information to us, as set forth below, does not create an attorney-client relationship. If you have questions or concerns about this Notice, please contact us.

1. Categories of Information We Collect

CFDB collects Personal Information in a variety of ways, as described in the section titled “Sources of Information We Collect” below.

The Personal Information we collect includes:

  • Contents of your communications with us.
  • Device information (including your browser type and language, IP address, device type, unique device identifiers, mobile network information and operating system).
  • Website interactions (such as the pages visited on the Site, time spent on each page, whether you’ve clicked on a hyperlink and search queries).
  • Professional/employment information (such as your employing entity, business unit, manager and management reporting structure, job title, function, and the nature of your duties and responsibilities).
  • Protected classification characteristics (such as age, gender, religion and disability information, which you may provide to us in connection with an application for employment).

2. Sources of Information We Collect

Information You Provide Directly to Us

We collect Personal Information that you choose to provide directly to us. Use of our Site does not require you to disclose any Personal Information.

Information Collected Automatically

As you navigate through our Site, we may automatically collect certain information from you. For example, we may automatically collect information connected to the pages you access on the Site and the frequency of access of these pages. Our Site uses cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies to automatically collect IP addresses assigned to the computers and other devices you use, your internet service provider, device ID number, approximate geographic location, browser type, Site pages visited, websites you access before and after visiting the Site, data related to how and when you use the Site (e.g., date and time stamps, clickstream data, and data about search terms and websites that direct you to the Site), and similar information.

3. How We Use Your Personal Information

We may use the information we collect for the various purposes, including:

  •  To respond to your inquiries or communications.
  • To operate, troubleshoot, and improve the Site and our other services.
  • To send you newsletters, legal updates, marketing communications, and other information or materials that you may request.
  • To understand how people use our services, including by generating and analyzing statistics.
  • For our business purposes, including internal administration, data analysis, preventing, and responding to actual or potential fraud, illegal activities, or intellectual property infringement.
  • As we believe reasonably necessary or appropriate to comply with our legal obligations, to respond to legal process or requests for information issued by government authorities or other third parties, or to protect your, our, or others’ rights.

We may use anonymous, de-identified, or aggregate information that does not reasonably identify you for any purpose, as permitted by applicable law.

4. How We Share Your Personal Information

We may share Personal Information (i) when explicitly requested by or consented to by you; or (ii) for the purposes for which you disclosed the Personal Information to us as indicated at the time of the disclosure (or which could be reasonably anticipated at the time of disclosure). Your information may be disclosed to relevant personnel at CFDB, as well as to certain categories of recipients, including law enforcement (as required), and advisors and vendors that provide services to us or on our behalf.

5. Protection and Storage of the Information We Collect

We deploy commercially reasonable administrative, technical, and physical safeguards designed to comply with applicable legal requirements and safeguard the information that we collect. However, no information system can be 100% secure. We cannot guarantee the absolute security of your information. Moreover, we are not responsible for the security of information you transmit to us over networks that we do not control, including the Internet and wireless networks.

This Site and the services we provide are controlled and operated by CFDB from the United States. All information we collect is stored in the United States or in other countries where we or our service providers have facilities. We may transfer information to countries outside of your country of residence, including the United States, which may have data protection laws and regulations that differ from those in your country.

Any transfers of information originating from within the European Economic Area, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland to countries outside the EEA, UK, or Switzerland will normally be made on the basis of the model clauses approved by the European Commission for transfers from EU controllers to non-EU controllers, which may be found at the Commission’s website at We retain the information we collect no longer than as reasonably necessary to fulfill the purposes for which we collect the information and to comply with our legal obligations.

6. Your Choices and Rights

Marketing Communications

We provide you with choices regarding our use of your Personal Information for marketing and advertising purposes. You will receive marketing communications from us if you have requested to receive such communications or have otherwise opted-in to such communications. All of our marketing communications to you contain an opt out or unsubscribe option and you can opt out at any time. Please note that the opt out will not affect the lawfulness of processing that has taken place before the opt out.


We do not sell, rent, or loan any of your Personal Information to any third party for compensation. Regardless, you may notify us at to opt-out of monetary sale of your information.


You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when websites set or access cookies. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this Site may become inaccessible or not function properly.

7. Privacy Rights

As a national law firm, CFDB operates in many US jurisdictions that impose varying obligations and that grant individuals differing levels of protection, particularly with respect to Personal Information. Depending on applicable law, you may have certain rights with respect to your Personal Information, including, for example, the rights to:

  • Request access to certain Personal Information of yours that we process.
  • Update or correct your Personal Information if you believe it is incomplete or inaccurate.
  • Erase or delete your Personal Information, subject to certain exceptions under local law.
  • Object to our processing of your Personal Information or otherwise restrict our processing activities.
  • Restrict certain transfers of your Personal Information to third parties.
  • Withdraw your consent to processing, where we base our processing of your Personal Information on consent.
  • Not be denied goods or services for exercising your rights under applicable law.

You can exercise your rights (if applicable) by emailing us at

8. How to Contact Us

We welcome your inquiries and comments. But please note that if you are not a client, we may not be able to treat the information you send us as confidential or privileged. If you wish to contact us regarding legal or other services, please contact one of our attorneys.

If you would like to contact us with questions about our privacy or data protection practices, please contact us at

9. Changes to this Privacy Notice

We may update this Notice periodically and will revise the date at the top of this Notice to reflect the date when such update occurred. If we make any material changes in the way we collect, use, and/or share the personal information that you have provided, we will endeavor to provide you with notice before such changes take effect, such as by posting prominent notice on the Site.